This Week In Art Crime (12.31.16)


Find out what happened this week in art crime.


Three suspects in theft of Levitan paintings from museum arrested (RAPSI)


Stolen relief of Queen Hatshepsut recovered from London (ahram online)


New Orleans art thefts: Works by Banksy, George Rodrigue have been among targets (The Times Picayune)


Police look for couple after $22,000 pitcher stolen (ABC News 4)


German Panel Rules That a Rare Violin Was Looted by Nazis (NY Times)


Thieves steal £20,000 painting in smash and grab raid at Belsize art gallery (Ham&High)


Name of $3,000 painting swiped from Hotel Flatiron now seems ironic (Omaha World-Herald)


Suit alleging Notre Dame has pilfered art collection is transferred to Indiana (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)




(photo via Pixabay)

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